USA/UT: Capitol Reef NP – Summer Storm with Hail and Floods

On to Utah! The spectacular Capital Reef National Pari greeted us with heavy rains and even some hail. Lack of sunshine clearly didn’t make the red colors of the sandstone better, but nevertheless the drive through the park was stunning. The central feature of the Capitol Reef National Park is the Waterpocket Fold – an actual monoclinal fold lasting for over 100 miles and its spiky white domes spine resembling the skyline of Washington DC with all the monuments. The road runs through the heart of the park with spectacular-colored sandstone cliffs and white domes on both sides. Bright red in a sunny day, the parks features were dark red to brown. And we even saw a flash flood of a river turning into a torrent of mud. Crazy!